New Books, A New Cover, and News

In September, Sourcebooks will publish Charming Blue, the story of Bluebeard. Yes, that Bluebeard. We’re calling him a killer Prince Charming. Those of you who read Wickedly Charming have already met him, and you’re probably wondering how he can be a hero. The answer will arrive at the end of the summer. In the meantime, here’s the cover:

And I missed announcing a few other things. You can preorder Thoroughly Kissed, which will be out in June. I’ll have a longer piece on that shortly. Thoroughly Kissed is Emma’s story. (Sleeping Beauty, for those of you who missed Utterly Charming.) If a woman really deserves a happily ever after, it’s Emma.

And I have a Christmas novella  in case you want to get in the mood for Christmas 2012 early. It’s called Up On The Rooftop. I’ll make a proper announcement about that one in the fall, maybe with a few more Christmas stories…

Pen Names!

Kristine Grayson is a pen name for the award-winning, bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.  She has two other romance pen names: Kristine Dexter and the upcoming Kris DeLake.

Right now, an excerpt of her Kristine Dexter romantic suspense novel, The Perfect Man, is available on the Rusch website. You can read the excerpt here, and find out more information about Kristine Kathryn Rusch (and her many pen names).

Thoroughly Kissed Cover

I know, I know. You’re all awaiting the publication of Utterly Charming in a few days, but Sourcebooks just sent me the cover for Thoroughly Kissed, which will be out in June. So I thought I’d share. It’s gorgeous. I’ll share the name of cover artist/designer as soon as I get it.



Standing Up For Grace

Here’s a side story for those of you who read Wickedly Charming. Standing Up For Grace shows what really happened when Imperia and Grace went to their new school.  If you haven’t yet read Wickedly Charming, you can still read Standing Up For Grace since the story does stand alone.

Here’s the cover, the book’s description, and ordering information.

Imperia Encanto, the oldest daughter of Prince Charming and Cinderella, can’t stop the girls at her exclusive private school from picking on her sister Grace. In her home Kingdom, Princess Imperia merely has to frown and everyone does her bidding. But in Beverly Hills, no one knows she’s a princess. No one believes fairy tales are real and Imperia’s not allowed to tell them.

Too young to have magic, unable to charm like her father does, Imperia relies on something strictly American—her fists. But the punch heard round Los Angeles only makes matters worse. Imperia must make things right—even if she doesn’t want to.

Standing Up For Grace, the first Imperia Encanto adventure, showcases the difference between our world and the fairy tale world. The adventure stands alone, but fans of Kristine Grayson’s novel, Wickedly Charming, will note that this story takes place while the divorced Prince Charming falls in love—proving once again that there’s a difference between what kids tell their parents and what actually happens. Just like there’s a difference between the fairy tale and the story behind it.

Available on for $2.99 on Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and in other e-bookstores.  A trade paper edition will appear in the Fall. If you would like to read an excerpt, click here.

Wickedly Charming Published!

My first novel in a few years has just hit the bookstores.  The official publication date is tomorrow, May 4th, but you can get the book right now if you want it.  Bookstores have it or you can order it here. There’s also an electronic edition, which you can find on Kindle, Nook, and in other e-bookstores.  You can find an excerpt here.  And here’s the book description:

He’s given up on happily-ever-after…

Cinderella’s Prince Charming is divorced and at a dead end. The new owner of a bookstore, Charming has given up on women, royalty, and anything that smacks of a future.
That is, until he meets up with Mellie…

But she may be the key to happily-right-now…

Mellie is sick and tired of stepmothers being misunderstood. Vampires have redeemed their reputation, why shouldn’t stepmothers do the same? Then she runs into the handsomest, most charming man she’s ever met and discovers she’s going about her mission all wrong…

It’s only natural that sparks fly and magic ensues when these two fairy tale refugees put their heads-and vulnerable hearts-together…

“Wickedly entertaining! Light, witty, and original, Wickedly Charming is also a wry insider’s view of publishing and the heady delights of being a booklover.”
-Mary Jo Putney, New York Times Bestselling Author of Never Less Than a Lady

Praise For Simply Irresistible
“A sweet romance…Grayson’s clever, humor-tinged writing is absolutely delightful.”

“Danger, humor, and passion are all here and in full force.”
-RT Bookclub Top Pick


Early Praise For Wickedly Charming

The reviews are starting to come in, and they’re favorable.  Take a look:

“Grayson deftly nods to pop  culture and offers clever spins on classic legends and lore while adding unique twists all her own.” —Booklist Starred Review

“A delightful antidote to the fairy tale and an entertaining read.”  —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“I love this take on an old story… Exceedingly endearing…” —Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick

“Reality and fairy tales collide in this altogether delightful story….Book lovers will be thrilled by the inside look at the publishing world, while fairy tale fans will love the in-jokes.” — Publishers Weekly

You can preorder Wickedly Charming from your favorite bookseller or do so here.